June 11, 2015.
Just finished college or have a starter job? You’re probably beginning to ask yourself “at what point should my ‘work’ become my ‘career’”. How do you steer things to end up where you want to be? How do you take control of your career?
Topics covered will include:• How do you decide what path you want to take?• How do you think about the future of yourcareer?• What kind of choices should you be making?• Who should you be hanging out with and where?• How do you market yourself?
Dave Muro II, Experience Designer, Airbnb
“If you gotta problem, yo I’ll solve it …” –Vanilla Ice.
David is a problem solver, jokester, ping-pong prodigy, and an all-around curious individual. He is most comfortable outside of his comfort zone, learning new methods and design practices to feed his endless curiosity, and help him create meaningful experiences that delight and empower users. David began his career at a boutique design agency that specializes in branding and packaging design for the wine industry.
He lives in San Francisco, has an expired pilot’s license, and loathes the phrase ‘it is what it is.’
Jayeon Kim, User Experience Designer, Google
With her wide range of backgrounds in creative fields—including fine art, clothing/textile design, illustration, and visual design—Jayeon now leads user experience design and interaction design on her team at Google. Prior to joining Google, Jayeon practiced her design craft and systems thinking at Nurun (formerly Odopod) and Sequence.
Daisy Tao, Brand Designer, Square
Prior to pursuing design as a career, Daisy studied finance at McGill University (Canada), and worked in advertising—specifically, at Y&R and McCann, on the accounts side, for a number of years. After realizing that she wanted to be the person doing the making and the creating, she left the ad world to pursue a degree in graphic design at Art Center College of Design.During her time at Art Center, Daisy took two terms off to intern at Hatch Design, and then later at IDEO. In December 2013, her graduation work received the “Best in Show” honor, and, she finally graduated from Art Center.
Nowadays, she is a designer at Square, and is happily learning things that she has never learned while in school.
Also, she is still tremendously happy that she made the career switch and gets even more excited when she hears about others considering the switch.
Karin Katselis, Senior Vice President, The Creative Group
Karin Katselis is a senior vice president with The Creative Group, a specialized staffing service for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. She oversees the San Francisco branch.
Karin has 11 years of staffing experience combined with 20-plus years of creative and communications industry expertise. She joined The Creative Group in October 2003 as a senior account manager. She was promoted to division director in 2010 and became the branch director in 2014. She was promoted to her current role in January 2015. Karin has earned a reputation for providing skilled and practical guidance to clients and candidates. She prides herself on connecting great people with great companies.
Karin is a frequent speaker on career issues in the creative industry and has been involved in several local organizations, including AIGA, American Marketing Association and Upwardly Global. She’s also served on the board of directors for the North Bay Children’s Center. Karin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley with a double major in mass communications and rhetoric.
The Creative Group specializes in placing a range of highly skilled interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals with a variety of firms on a project and full-time basis. The company has offices in major markets across the United States and in Canada, and offers online job search services at www.creativegroup.com.
Amy Hayes Stellhorn, Founder, Big Monocle
Amy Stellhorn is the founder and CEO of Big Monocle, a nontraditional creative agency in Silicon Valley. Amy comes from Pioneer heritage and just can’t help finding effective, earnest and economical ways to get results. Lucky for her, she seems to attract the some of the most adventurous and talented people around. When she’s not distracting the team with her latest thrift-store records, you can find her inspiring them to give it their all.
Amy Amy sits on the council of THIS Inc., a leadership design organization that teaches executives throughout Silicon Valley and around the world how to lead by design (not by default). The Council represents an eclectic, cross-discipline team who bring counterintuitive insight into every classroom. Amy also sits on the board of Backyard Broadcast and has served on the board of AIGA SF.
Formerly, Amy served as the Vice President of Creative for the Larsen Silicon Valley office. She specialized in strategic, high-level thinking and demonstrated a particular talent for building high-performing teams. Her first job was with Marty Neumeier on the design team of Critique, a critically acclaimed journal of graphic design. She has won awards at leading publications throughout the country and across all forms of media, and has lectured and critiqued at universities around the US. Her greatest passion is in applying design thinking beyond marketing to all aspects of life and leadership.
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